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Is Cooperative Federalism Attainable in Cannabis Regulation? AG Weiser Seems to Think So.

It is not uncommon for state attorneys general (“AGs”) to weigh in on proposed federal legislation, particularly where states’ interests are implicated.  In certain situations, state AGs may wish to alert Congress that they are intruding on an area of law traditionally left to the states.  In other situations, state AGs may expressly invite federal cooperation and partnership.

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Full Slate of State Attorneys General Urges Congress to Strengthen State Antitrust Enforcement Abilities

The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a letter to Congress, signed by a bipartisan group of 52 AGs, calling on legislators to provide state AGs with the same venue selection rights as federal agencies by passing the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. The letter notes that, under current law, state antitrust…

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Medical Device Company Settles with Seven States Over Alleged Kickbacks and False Claims

Medical device company Medicrea USA, Inc. and its corporate parent Medicrea International (collectively, “Medicrea”) settled with California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, and Texas, and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), over allegations that it paid kickbacks to physicians in violation of the federal Open Payment Program, Anti-Kickback Statute, and state false claims…

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